Revenge is best served cold. Former welterweight champion Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) was icy in knocking out Victor Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KOs) in round four Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.
Berto, 32, came out jabbing in the opening stanza. Ortiz surprised many, including Berto, by boxing from the outside. By the end of the round, Ortiz, 29, was bleeding from his hairline courtesy of an accidental head butt.
Ortiz circled to his right in round two, and let fly with left hands. The punches were landing. A few seconds later another straight left sent Berto to the canvas. Berto was up at six with a surprised look on his face. He went after Ortiz, but still wasn’t pulling the trigger enough.